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    Default OH8X antenna collapse.

    Just heard it came down in a storm. What a major bummer! And just before the 160 contest.
    "Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to receive."
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    That is sad news. I don't think I've ever worked them on 160.
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    Sweet Jeebus!

    I wonder which direction it fell - into Russia or Norway?!?!?

    Here's a video of (one of) the antennas.
    http://vimeo.com/27737232

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    Oh, that is terrible news. It was an amazing antenna system.
    73,

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    Oh man. That's a terrible loss. I hope they rebuild soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by KA3JLW View Post
    Sweet Jeebus!

    I wonder which direction it fell - into Russia or Norway?!?!?

    Here's a video of (one of) the antennas.
    http://vimeo.com/27737232
    Um.... SCREW that!!!!!
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    de Jim

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    Such sad news; I really love that station. I worked them last month during the CQ WW.

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    Anyone have links or other information to support the suspicion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KA3JLW View Post
    Here's a video of (one of) the antennas.
    I meant towers. Obviously, there are multiple antennas on this one tower. (however, maybe they work together as a single antenna, and the tower isn't used for other systems, in which case I may have been right anyway)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KA3JLW View Post
    Anyone have links or other information to support the suspicion?
    I heard it was in the ARRL contest letter.
    "Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to receive."
    -Otto Watt Sept. 5 1925

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    From today's ARRL Contest Report:

    It has been reported and confirmed that the world's largest amateur antenna, the 3-element 160 meter Yagi at OH8X, has collapsed in a recent storm. The Radio Arcala team is preparing a report that will be available in a few days.

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